The world today is clearly being tossed around by all deceptions. There is chaos that has sprung up in diverse places. Wars and rumors of wars are everywhere as the Vatican’s agenda presses forward with the kings of the earth to fulfill the last bit of Bible prophecy that exists. Pestilences are coming from every direction, with the storms of trouble that most are encountering in their lives, trials of all kinds, and temptations that are so overpowering that many are falling to the bewitching power of Satan and sinking in the sand of despair, while other Christians who are learning about Jesus are being killed for their new faith.
The professed Christian world is being played like a fiddle because they are no longer listening to sound doctrine, but they have proven the love and enjoy the tunes of lies, which spue from the false prophets of the Protestant world and the alike who hold to the teachings of the Papacy who once slaughtered millions of Bible believing Christians. Their agenda continues to move forward as they round up as many as they can into their false teachings. Those who understand the truth can see how most of the pulpits in the world today are filled with false teachers, false doctrines and false prophets, which are fulfilling the warnings of Christ.
Matthew 24:11 – And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 – For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Clearly, these false ones who are leading the masses astray have entangled the world on the broad road to destruction.
Matthew 7:11 – Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Matthew 7:15 – Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
One of these fables is the doctrine of the rapture, which is setting up the Christian world for a massive fall. When they find out that they are not raptured out, it will discourage them to the point that they will give up, or they will not be able to endure the testing time of the tribulation hour.
Many are even proclaiming that the rapture is going to be silent for the Christian, which is not a Biblical sound doctrine as well. These lies will be exposed with Biblical truth as the Word of God reveals it. Many of you may now be asking, “is there even rapture”? Yes, there is going to be rapture for a people, but for what people, how it is going to happen and when?Those are the questions that will be answered from the Word of God.
The apostle Paul reveals that the coming of Christ to this earth will be as follows:
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.
So the Apostle Paul declared that when Christ should come, there would be a shout, a voice, a trumpet, and the righteous dead would be resurrected, along with the righteous living, and would be caught up from the earth to meet the Lord in the clouds never to part again.
The apostle John reveals that the coming of Jesus to this earth will be as follows:
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.” Revelation 1:7.
John declared that when Christ should come, it would be with clouds, and every eye on earth would miraculously see him, and all the kindreds of the earth who have rejected Him would wail.
The patriarch David reveals that the coming of Jesus to this earth will be as follows:
“Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” Psalms 50:3-5.
David declared that when Christ should come, it would not be in silence, but it would be a time of judgment with fire burning up and devouring those judged unworthy; and God would gather His saints from the earth to be with Him–being those who have sacrificed all to follow Him.
The prophet Jeremiah reveals that the coming of the Lord to this earth will be as follows:
“…The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword…And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth…” Jeremiah 25:30-31, 33.
Jeremiah declared that when Christ comes, He would mightily utter His voice; a shout would be given; it would be noisy throughout the earth; the Lord would plead with or judge all the people; and all the wicked would be slain.
And Christ Himself reveals what His coming to this earth will be like:
“…then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:30-31.
Christ declared that when He returns the second time, it would be with a sign; all people on the earth would see Him coming in the clouds of heaven and with power and great glory; the great majority of all the people of the earth would not be happy, but would mourn; there would be a great sound of a trumpet; and God would gather His obedient elect to Himself from every part of the world.
The Scriptures are a light unto our feet. It is the Word of Truth. It does no error. It does not lie. The Word of God tells us what it will be like when Christ comes back to this earth in the last days. There will be great signs that will occur just prior to His arrival. Every eye on earth, every person of every nation and tribe will see Him return in great power and great glory; there will be a great noise, a shout, a heavenly voice, and a great loud trumpet will sound; the righteous dead will be resurrected from their graves, and together with the living righteous commandment keeping saints of God will be caught up into the air to meet their Lord in the clouds because they chose to sacrifice all to follow and obey God. While all the rest of earth’s inhabitants will be burned up by the glorious and brightness of the Lord as a consuming fire because they chose not to obey Christ by keeping His commandments, but they preferred the side of the wicked rebellious ways of Satan and thus judged unworthy of everlasting life.
And so, as we heard the doctrine of a silent or secret rapture is nowhere to be found in the Word of God, because when Christ returns to earth, it will be visible for all to see!
But what about those Scriptures which declare that the Lord will come as “a thief in the night;” surely this backs up the belief of a secret rapture? But the apostle Peter tells us: “…the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word (of God) are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men….The Lord is…longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:7, 9-10.
Peter declared, in harmony with the rest of Scripture, that when Christ returns, it would be with great noise, and fervent heat which melts and burns up the earth. There is definitely nothing silent or secret about this! It should then be obvious that the phrase of Christ coming “as a thief in the night” does not have reference to a secret rapture, but to individuals being surprised, caught off guard and unprepared, who never prepared themselves for their Lord’s return by striving unto perfection in walking as Christ walkedbefore the world glorifying God the Father in perfect obedience.
And so, some would say, “But what about those Scriptures which talk of one being taken and the other being left behind (see Matthew 24:37-41); surely supports the belief in a secret rapture?” In this Scripture, Christ was drawing a parallel between the time of His coming versus the time of Noah and the flood–and there certainly was nothing secret about the flood now, was there? Christ has given everyone a probation to get right with Him while we are in the hour of grace which will end when Revelation 22:11 is pronounced. It will surely be a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God, just as it was for those who did not enter the ark after being warned of the coming storm. Those who entered the ark were saved, while those who refused to follow God’s direction for salvation were left outside begging to get in after the fact, but it will be too late just as it was for Satan and the 1/3 that fell with him. It will be the same for all soon who have rebelled against God and His government that governs the universe through the Ten Commandments.
And others may ask, well, what about the belief that Christ would rapture all of His people off the earth before the time of trouble, or the tribulation period, or the hour of persecution, and the working of Satan with lying wonders? What does the Bible have to say?
The prophet Daniel declared that “there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was…And at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:1.
The apostle John declared that God’s righteous people who were living when Christ returned to earth would be those “which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes (characters), and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:14.
And the apostle Paul revealed the timing when the coming of Christ to this earth would take place:
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him (Christ) whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12.
So Daniel, John, and Paul plainly declare that the coming of Christ and the deliverance of God’s faithful saints cannot take place until after the great tribulation, after the time of trouble, and after the working of Satan with all power, signs, and lying wonders, which will take place in the hour when Satan appears soon pretending to be Christ. This pretender will be received by the world as he has long been grooming them in the ways of unrighteousness, lawlessness in sinning against God by breaking His commandments. And then all those that would give themselves over to Satan through his deception will suffer the results in the seven last plagues and then destroyed with the brightness of the true Christ’s and His second coming. In fact, Christ Himself prayed that His Father would not take His people “out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” John 17:15.
As we can see, there will be no rapture for God’s people to take them out of the storm that is coming. All will have to walk through it and prepare for it now, by becoming more like Christ in all things, which we can do by reforming our lives and perfect the law of righteousness before probation closes in the world and God’s grace runs out. He will come to take vengeance on all who have not made a sacrifice for Him unto obedience in a sinful commandment keeping world. The next time anyone sees the Son of God, it will have been too late to repent as it was for Satan in heaven. There will be no second chance. Now is the time to repent and get right with God and fulfill the fruits of a Biblical Saint of God.
Revelation 14:12 – Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
So, “…Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…” Hebrews 3:15.
“…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2.
Let us not get caught off guard and deceived by false doctrines that are soon to discourage millions of souls when they find out that they were not taken away in any rapture. This pre-tribulation rapture will destroy millions of souls because they gave themselves over to the lust of smooth and good sounding false doctrine.
The pre-tribulation rapture is staged to happen like a moviewhere the kings of the earth, the Vatican, along with the majority of the popular false ministers in the world are going to make this happen and appear to have come to pass. The demons are in concert with them all to help in this deception. And then to put the icing on the cake, Satan will appear as Christ and preach against the keeping of the law which is the “deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.
The Lord’s prophet is clear when he says, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.” – Isaiah 8:20. Anyone that claims that we are not to keep the law of God is a liar and the truth is not in them. 1 John 2:4 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.